Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Judiciary won’t replace law with emotions of the mob – CJN

The Chief Justice of Nigeria, Olukayode Ariwoola, declared that the judiciary is committed to upholding the law and will not be swayed by public sentiments.

Speaking at a special session marking the new legal year and the swearing-in of new Senior Advocates of Nigeria, Ariwoola emphasized the imperative of maintaining a logical and impartial approach in interpreting the law.

He urged justices to avoid succumbing to public emotions, stressing the need for clarity, restraint, and boldness in their decisions to preserve their image and reputation.

Additionally, Ariwoola encouraged judges to analyze cases thoroughly, both inside and outside the court, and to decide without fear or favor, ensuring that their judgments are guided solely by the law and facts.

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